He Made The Comeback Just For You

On the November 30, 2017 edition of the 68Comeback Special, we made all the Handsome Boy Modeling School fans in Edmonton – some of whom didn’t even know they were fans – really happy, we talked about truth and how it’s bullshit, and we celebrated little, bitty lead singers and big, burly guitarists.

the Handsome Family  –  Pony

Slow  –  Have Not Been the Same

Switches  –  Wait

Counterfeit Jeans  –  No Desire

Handsome Boy Modeling School  –  Sunshine

Kid Koala  –  Barhopper 2

Matthew Shipp  –  Symbolic Access

Dead Quiet  –  Old Hopeless

Joni Mitchell  –  Raised On Robbery

Cardinals Pride  –  Deluder

Esmerine  –  Piscibus Maris

James Hand  –  The Truth Will Set You Free

Bad Livers  –  The Adventures of Pee Pee the Sailor

Surf Rock is Dead  –  As If

Johnny Hammond  –  Rock Steady

Jessi Colter  –  There Ain’t No Rain

Ancient Underground  –  Skipping Stones

Tom Phillips w/Skinny Dick  –  Hard Part of Town

Imur  –  Waiting

Spinning Coin  –  Floating With You

the Real Ponchos  –  No Show

Frightenstein  –  Curse of the Devil






Do You Know What You Can Do With That Comeback?

On the November 23, 2017 edition of the 68Comeback Special, we wished some friends a happy holiday, we bought some friends our choice of the sandwich of their choice, and we had Le Plaisir come in to keep us company for awhile.

William S. Burroughs  –  A Thanksgiving Prayer

Lurch  –  Abracadaverama

Low  –  I Started A Joke4;27

La Louma  –  Hear Me Out2;28

Edith Frost  –  Cars and Parties 3.24

NoMeansNo  –  Two Lips Two Lungs and One Tongue 1;46

Wares  –  What You Want4;43

Miranda July  –  I Can-Japan4:02

Le Plaisir  –  Chilblains3;20

Le Plaisir  –  Never Gonna Cry Again3;11

Suuns  –  Music Won’t Save You5;45

Beulah  –  Don’t Forget to Breathe3:56

the Modernettes  –  Confidential2;46

Pangina  –  Full Metal Moustache3;17

John Guliak  –  Triptych3:20

Counterfeit Jeans  –  Fairy Ring4;04

Personality Crisis  –  Vampire’s Dream(Funk/Green)3:20

Jerry Jerry and the Sons of Rhythm Orchestra  –  Jimmy Reeves(Jerry Jerry/George Wall)3:49

Faith Healer  –  Might As Well2:40

Jom Comyn  –  Wish Upon a Storm4:00

Dim=Sum  –  Fisherman’s Daughter12:58






That’s Where Those Truckers Generate Their Comeback

On the Rocktember 20, 2017 edition of the 68Comeback Special, we shuddered at the very thought of a world without Big Black, we strove for a higher than usual level of onomatopoeia, and we gave you the truth like you don’t often hear it nowadays.

Jr. and the Soulettes  –  Thing, Do the Creep

Big Black  –  The Power of Independent Trucking

Big Black  –  The Model

Frazey Ford  –  September Fields

Leila  –  Little Acorns

Shooting Guns  –  Vampires of Industry

Liquor Giants  –  Chocolate Clown

Mon Doux Saigneur  –  Poff Poff

Betty LaVette  –  Heart of Gold

the Velveteins  –  Strange Side of the Street

Ui  –  Sexy Photograph

Ooioo  –  Kila Kila Kila

Alèmayèhu Eshèté  –  Tèdèstèshal Wèy?

John Lee Hooker  –  House Rent Boogie

Cat Power  –  3, 6, 9

Baby Jesus  –  Feel For You

Divine Fits  –  The Salton Sea

Camp Cope  –  Lost: Season One

Paroxysm  –  Sickness Remains

Whitney Rose  –  You Never Cross My Mind

Diamond Rugs  –  Country Mile

Madeline Kenney  –  Don’t Forget//There’s Room

Crystal Eyes  –  Already Gone

Dent May  –  Face Down in the Gutter of Your Love



I’m Not The Sort Of Comeback She’ll Admit She Knows

On the Rocktember 14, 2017 edition of the 68Comeback Special, we extended our all-time, not-playing-Spandau Ballet streak and we felt sorry for the people who weren’t born in the ninth month, but we didn’t feel one tiny bit sorry for Spandau Ballet.

Motorhead – God Save the Queen

The Ashley Hundred – Mirage Mirage

Austra – Future Politics

Rhythm of Cruelty – Dysphoria

Robin Hood Association – Ocean Crime

Aron D’Alesio – Destroyer
The Districts – Ordinary Day
Vince Mira – Whats Been Left Behind
Maya Jane Coles – Take Flight
Dwight Yoakam – Guitar, Cadillacs etc
Civvie – Empire 1
War on Drugs – Holding On
Cut Offs – Pushing it to the Limit
Woolworm – Judgement Day
Charlie Parr – Dog
Walrus – Family Hangover
Soft Ions – Common Praise
Walter Etc. – All Connotations
Turnover – Super Natural
Joe Ely – Honky Tonk Masquerade
Trailer Trash Traceys – Eden Machine
Black Flag – Nothing Left Inside
Benjamin Gibbard – Metal Baby
Dim=Sum – Enemy Point

We Love Some Comeback Every Night

On the August 3, 2017 edition of the 68Comeback Special, it was soaring highs and crushing lows, bitter tears, laughs of vindication, and that familiar sound of the familiar sound.

Thao & the Get Down Stay Down  –  We Don’t Call

Tough Age  –  Guess Not

the Sadies  –  Another Season Again

the Blue Chieftains  –  Punk Rockin’ Honky Tonk Girl

Junior Kimbrough  –  I Cried Last Night

Robin Hood Association  –  Zamboni Dragster

Teen Vice  –  Y U WNT 2?

Faith Healer  –  Might As Well

Jen Cloher  –  Loose Magic

Prefab Sprout  –  I Remember That

Speak in Colour  –  Desert Sun

Geoff Berner  –  My Heart is a Piece of Garbage. Fight! Seagulls, Fight!

John Patton  –  Minor Swing

Cutoffs  –  Conformity Broke My Heart

Eric Westbury  –  Stupid Answers

Night Committee  –  Nobody

the Mantle  –  Common Soul

the New Haunts  –  Trigger

Lasercake  –  Catholic Girls

Rod Melancon  –  Perry

HWYS  –  Stranger




You’ll Be Glad You Have Your Comeback When They Drop The Sarin Gas

On the August 24, 2017 edition of the 68Comeback Special, we gave special consideration to aluminum, the time of the season, and what it means to be truly atonal.

Ass Ponys  –  Dried Up

the Better Beatles  –  Paperback Writer

Faith Healer  –  Might As Well

Jordan O’Jordan  –  Blame Fashion

That Petrol Emotion  –  Groove Check

Spoon  –  Pink Up

Soft Ions  –  Common Praise

Black Moth Super Rainbow  –  The Afternoon Turns Pink

Tar  –  Good Part (Wrong Band)

Slates  –  New Day

Child Actress  –  Fully Waterproof

Thony Shorby Nyenwi  –  No Wrong Show

Vita & the Woolf  –  Bury You

Dixie’s Death Pool  –  The Balance of Life is Restored

Wendy O. Williams  –  Ain’t None of Your Business

the Pixies  –  Tony’s Theme

Drakkar Sauna  –  Drakkar Sauna Says Motherfuck John Ashcroft

Budgie  –  Rocking Man

Civvie  –  Encroachment

Valerie June  –  If And

Bo Diddley  –  Working Man

FemBots  –  Can I Be Your Mirror?

Spaceways Incorporated  –  Back of a Cab (for Jackie Mittoo)


Comeback Is The Only Thing That Makes Me Smile

On the August 10, 2017 edition of the 68Comeback Special, we enjoyed some memories we hadn’t made yet, loved who we love, issued some idle threats, and maybe had some misgivings about some of the things but not all of the things.

Bry Webb  –  Rivers of Gold

King Sunny Ade and His African Beats  –  Iro

Los Campesinos  –  The Fall of Home

NoMeansNo  –  Sex Mad

Napalmpom  –  Feint of Heart

Peggy Lee  –  Hallelujah! I Love Him So!

Offa Rex  –  The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

the Decemberists  –  Red Right Ankle

Civvie  –  Humoresque Gris

D’Angelo & the Vanguard  –  Back to the Future (Part 1)

Kris Kristofferson  –  The Silver Tongued Devil and I

Klangstof  –  Sleaze

Couleur Dessin  –  (Train Track)

Guillermo Gregorio Trio  –  Red Skies

Sneaks  –  Inside Edition

Crystal Eyes  –  Say Something

Les Savy Fav  –  New Teen Anthem

See Through Dresses  –  Pretty Police

Galactic  –  Heart of Steel

Slight  –  Origin of Birds

the Bad Livers  –  Lust for Life

Sick Boss  –  Bad Buddhist



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